City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Video: Edinburgh Fringe Boss Kath Mainland's Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Society was set up in 1959 as a registered charity to advise and support anyone taking part in the Fringe and to provide information and ticketing services for Fringe participants and the public. It also promotes the Fringe through its website and the Fringe programme.

Royal Week in Edinburgh

Royal Week (aka Holyrood Week) is an annual visit by the reigning British monarch to the city of Edinburgh. For around a week, usually at the end of June to early July, the Royal Family takes up residence in the Palace of Holyrood House.

Thistle Installation Service

The Thistle Installation service, is usually held in the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle in St Giles Cathedral every other year. The Order of the Thistle is one of the most exclusive honours bestowed upon an individual by the Queen (the English equivalent is the Order of the Garter), and as such makes a colourful heraldic spectacle during Royal Week (aka Holyrood Week) in Edinburgh.

Dean Gallery Unveils New Stairwell Artwork

Richard Wright Stairwell

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

Victorian Swimming Pool To Re-Open After Refurbishment

Glenogle swimming pool

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.

Brochure For "Biggest Ever" Edinburgh Fringe Hits Streets

I've Got My Fringe Brochure

“The largest arts festival in the world” today launched its largest programme yet. In spite of the economic downturn, the 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is bringing a total of 2,453 shows, 17% more than last year, to the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Old Town Festival

High Street, Edinburgh in June

Community orientated festival that celebrates the history and heritage of the Edinburgh Old Town in storytelling, lectures, tours, music, exhibitions, and other events. The Edinburgh Old Festival has a theme each year. In 2010, it's ‘Lives and Legends’ with a focus on the past, present and future voices of the Edinburgh Old Town.

Scottish Government Starts Volcanic Ash Alert System

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on 16 May 12:00

The Scottish government has launched an alert system to help travellers find out the current levels of disruption to Scottish flights caused by ash eruptions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

Met Launches Five-day Ash Charts

The Met Office has launched ash charts which aim to show the potential movement and concentration of volcanic ash over the coming five days.

Sunday Morning Church in Edinburgh

St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Visitors to Edinburgh over a summer weekend this year have a choice of Sunday morning Christian worship in two dozen churches in the centre of the city. The main services start at either 10.30 am or 11 am and last between an hour and an hour and a half. Every church welcomes visitors.